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Handspun Delight

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Handspun Delight
Handspun Delight
Handspun Delight
Handspun Delight
Handspun Delight

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • This pattern uses various increases and decreases: k2tog, k2tog tbl, skp, kfb, M1, pfb and yo. Because of this it is suitable for the intermediate knitter, or the more adventurous beginning lace knitter.

Pattern Description:

This shawl will showcase hand spun yarn. It has been designed to be knit with the typical thick-and-thin yarn which most new spinners produce with their first efforts. This design works well with hand-dyed, variegated yarns, or with a combination of yarn odds and ends. Because of this it is also great for some stash busting.

The shawl consists of a stockinette body and a border based on the Old Shale lace pattern. Charts and full written instructions are given.

*This pattern has been professionally tech edited.*


Gauge is not critical in this design.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This pattern gives instructions for shawls in three sizes: S (M, L) with 5 (7, 9) Old Shale lace fans. On all three versions it is possible to extend the lace edging. Bulky weight yarn in size S will give a shawlette sized piece similar to the pink sample. Worsted weight yarn in size L and the extended lace border gives a very generous shawl as in the blue-green sample. Working the largest size and border with fingering weight yarn would give a decent shawlette.


  • Small size: 200 - 250 m (218 - 273 yards) of aran to bulky weight yarn
  • Medium size: 250 - 350 m (273 - 383 yards) of aran to bulky weight yarn
  • Large size: 350 - 550 m (383 - 601 yards) of worsted to aran weight yarn
  • Yardage estimates are variable due to differences in yarn thickness, needles chosen, preferred gauge and depth of border.

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Knitting needles appropriate for your yarn.

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Having a background in Industrial Design Engineering, you can say that I always had a knack for design. When I taught myself to knit and discovered the possibilities of sticks & twine, the gates for ...

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